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Quantum communication: making two from one

An electron involved in quantum tunnelling generates two photons much more frequently than theoretically predicted more

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The minister and a delegation from the German Bundestag were shown the results of the successful collaboration with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and the University of Tokyo. more
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Light gets ions going

April 18, 2018
Light controlled current transport by charged atoms, now demonstrated for the first time, makes new applications conceivable more
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Thanks to improved resolution, a quantum sensor can now identify individual atoms in biomolecules more
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A folded protein molecule can be clearly imaged with the help of electron holograms more
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Trickling electrons

November 07, 2016
Close to absolute zero, the particles exhibit their quantum nature more
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In a self-organized process, a selected peptide forms a honeycomb structure on a surface more
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Let there be hydrogen

October 16, 2015
An organic framework serves as a catalyst for the photocatalytic conversion of water into hydrogen more
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Touchless displays could react to moisture emitted by the human body more
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A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada—the single largest government investment in University of British Columbia (UCB) research—will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry. more
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The mechanosynthesis of cage compounds suitable for storing gases can be monitored in real-time with the help of X-ray powder diffraction more
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Jumping crystals

January 07, 2015
Insights into structural transformations explain why mechanical tension causes some crystals to jump, while others crumble more
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A light source and its transistor-operated brightness control shrink to the size of a single molecule more
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Thanks to their asymmetrical form, the slipper-shaped microorganisms can swim to the surface of the water under their own steam more
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Custom-made nanotubes

August 13, 2014
Carbon nanotubes can be specifically produced with a desired structure from suitable precursor molecules more
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Atomic scale imaging of magnetic structures allows for new aspects of high-temperature superconductivity to be studied. more
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Organic dye molecules are used as single photon sources and can be tuned to the optical transitions of alkali metals more
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Quantum computation in diamond

February 19, 2014
Researchers have succeeded in performing a logic operation and error correction in a quantum register made from nuclear spins of the gemstone more
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Resistance makes waves

December 23, 2013
There is a growing understanding of the conditions required for superconductivity and how it can be achieved at realistic temperatures more
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New catalyst for fuel cells

December 13, 2013
Researchers discover a potential substitute for platinum more
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A folding ceramic

March 27, 2013
A sophisticated nanostructure renders a wafer-thin paper made of electrically conductive vanadium pentoxide fibres both tough and pliable more
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A folding ceramic

March 27, 2013
A sophisticated nanostructure renders a wafer-thin paper made of electrically conductive vanadium pentoxide fibres both tough and pliable more
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A new form of NMR technology gives scientists what they need to examine the structure of minute samples more
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Charge density waves improve our understanding of the zero-resistance transport of electricity and could explain an unusual interplay of superconducting and magnetic materials more
Contract signed with the University of British Columbia for a joint Max Planck UBC Centre for Quantum Materials more
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Scientists from IBM and the German Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) have built a magnetic data storage unit that uses just twelve atoms per bit. more
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The electronic and magnetic properties of thin films depend on the number of atomic layers which are stacked on top of each other more
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A great deal of energy could be saved if turbines and combustion engines operated at higher temperatures than they currently do. Ceramic high-temperature materials make this possible. more
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Magnetic monopoles in spin ice

February 05, 2009
Inseparable, that is what the north and the south pole of a magnet usually are. In some solids, however, they can move independently and thus become magnetic monopoles. more
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Evolution in the Nanoworld

October 30, 2007
This week, scientists publish images resolving molecules which have organized themselves into patterns according to size more
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Scientists track at the atomic scale how individual molecules recognise each other more
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Scientists measure the magnetic interaction between single atoms more
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Economical and Flexible

March 01, 2007
Scientists construct complementary circuits from organic materials more
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German scientists measured for the first time long-lived coordinated magnetic fluctuations in a magnetic material using a new neutron beam technique more
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Four scientists honoured with the 2006 Europhysics Prize for developing and applying "dynamical mean-field theory" more
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The Max Planck Society and the Technical University in Munich inaugurate a unique neutron spectrometer at the research neutron source (FRM-II) in Garching, Germany more
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Local defects tune the vibrational modes of carbon nanotubes more
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